STAND. COM. REP. NO. 603

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1460

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1460 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE BOATING PROGRAM,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to allow funds from the Boating Special Fund to be used for day-use mooring buoy systems by:

 

(1) Redefining "state boating facility" to include day-use mooring buoy systems; and

 

(2) Specifying that the costs for any state boating facility may be paid from the Boating Special Fund.

 

Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Ocean Tourism Coalition, Kai Kanani Sailing, Malolo Charters, PacWhale Eco-Adventures, Maui Classic Charters, Maui-Molokai Sea Cruises, Fair Wind Cruises, Kona Sunrise Charters, Malama Kai Foundation, Alii Nui Charters, Calypso Charters, Trilogy Corporation, and several individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Land and Natural Resources offered comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1460, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1460, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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RYAN I. YAMANE, Chair